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INEC chairman disagrees with president Buhari on shooting of ballot cox snatchers

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INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood countered President Buhari’s order that ballot box snatchers during the elections should be shot dead.

I am going to warn anybody who thinks he has enough influence in his locality to lead a body of thugs, snatch ballot boxes or to disturb the voting system, he will do it at the expense of his own life.” president Buhari said

In reaction to the order, the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday February 19th, said that the commission would stand by the Electoral Act.

“The position of the commission is that all violators of the Electoral Act should be punished according to the provisions of the Electoral Act which states that persons who snatch election materials are liable to a prison term of two years or maximum fine of N500, 000.”

 

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